Monday, December 22, 2008

Year of the Ox “Ushi no Toshi”

January 26, 2009 - February 13, 2010

In an Ox year
It will suit us well to think collectively
Act tenaciously
Work hard.
Whether it is country,
Community or Tribe,
Great challenges face us.
If we see others as our Neighbors,
These times give us
Great opportunity to grow.
Ox years support physical work
And the personal sacrifice required
To take care of
The Earth, family and community.
Trust, the strength and resource will be there!

I apologize to the former eighth grade Spanish student of Katherine Gorham who painted this picture of the Ox for their Holiday Card project. I did not get your name. Thank you for letting me purchase the cards for an ox year.

To all my friends who take the time to read TBAsian, thank you! I hope your holiday is safe and
relaxing. Have a full and happy Ox Year!

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"from Outside the Belly" was also known as "TBAsian" from 2008-2010. Thank you for reading.

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I am a citizen of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. I am a Nikkei descendant sansei (third generation);retired teacher, involved in the Winnemem tribal responsibility to Water, Salmon, and our belief that the Sacred is our Teacher. Working locally for human rights and supporting youth leadership.